In preparation for the upcoming Pilot Plant trials, COB has been advancing laboratory-scale testwork at ALS Metallurgy. A 200 kg sub-sample of concentrate was taken for the laboratory-scale process development testwork program.
- Significant testwork outcome – strong hydroxide results ~37% cobalt and ~7% nickel content with low impurities = a premium product.
- Large scale furnace work scheduled for May 2020.
- Pilot Plant – expecting commissioning Q4 2020.
- Ore Reserve Statement update on track for mid-year release.